Washington, D.C., April 30, 2024 – The American Coatings Association (ACA) is pleased to announce new leadership appointments to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Jeffrey J. Powell, president and CEO of Diamond Vogel, Inc., will serve as ACA chairman; and Chase Bean, president, CEO and chairman of Tnemec Company, Inc., will serve as ACA vice chairman & treasurer.

In their roles, Powell and Bean will provide strategic direction on association finances, and organizational and policy initiatives. Both Powell and Bean will serve 2-year terms, ending in April 2026.

Powell joined Diamond Vogel in October 2016 as an executive vice president and transitioned to his current role in 2019. He began his career in 1991 as a coatings sales representative for PPG Industries, Inc., advancing through multiple sales and management positions before leaving in 2004 to join Jones-Blair Company in Dallas, Texas. Powell managed Jones-Blair’s Industrial Coating business, became vice president of Sales, and was named president and CEO in 2008. In 2014, Hempel North America acquired the Jones-Blair Company, and Powell became president of Hempel North America.

A native of Wisconsin, Powell earned a BA in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Bean’s extensive career in the coatings industry began in the Technical Services laboratory and on job sites supporting Tnemec customers. This early experience served as a strong foundation of product and application knowledge for his later roles in sales, business development and his time as executive vice president, where he managed the sales, marketing, research and development and technical services departments for eight years.

Bean attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he graduated with a BA in English. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.